By: Chelmsford College Posted: 03/05/2024 Share:

Chelmsford College Celebrates Good Ofsted Rating

We are delighted to announce that in the March 2024 inspection, Ofsted graded Chelmsford College as a Good further education provider, meaning they continue their Good rating.

During the inspection, a team of 12 inspectors visited the college to gather evidence, observe classroom activities, review learners' work, and engage in conversations with learners, staff, and stakeholders. All of this was done to make a fully informed decision in accordance with the further education and skills inspection handbook.

The report praises various aspects of Chelmsford College. For instance, Ofsted concluded that learners feel secure and respond well to the high expectations set by leaders and managers. The report also focuses on the INSPIRE curriculum available for learners with additional needs, noting that the study programmes enable learners to increase their independence and become prepared for living and participating in the local community. Additionally, Ofsted acknowledged that all learners, both adult learners and 16–18-year-olds, have access to a wide range of career advice. Furthermore, the report notes that leaders and managers have a high priority placed on the health and wellbeing of staff, which means that Chelmsford College is not only an officially Good place to study but also good to have as an employer.

David Warnes, the Principal and CEO at Chelmsford College, said, "This outcome is a testament to the hard work, passion, and dedication of our students, teachers, tutors, and support staff. I am very proud of the way that the whole college community has worked together to achieve great things, whether that’s learners’ progressing to university, getting onto the career path they want, or gaining greater independence. It is right that Ofsted has recognised the challenges some of our learners have to overcome and the highly effective support we provide to build their resilience and develop their wider essential skills."

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